Exploratory Health Concentration

WELCOME TO THE LIBERAL ARTS EXPLORATORY MEJOR: HEALTH AT KAUA'I COMMUNITY COLLEGE! 

The Liberal Arts program provides courses that develop general intellectual capacities, such as reason and judgment. These studies encourage students to think clearly and creatively, to seek and assess information, and to communicate effectively. As the liberal arts are the foundation for a good education in any field, many of the courses are prerequisite for career and technical programs. Beyond the mission of preparing students for further education, however, the Liberal Arts program is committed to developing well-rounded individuals with the skills to face the challenges of life and to make positive contributions to society. The Liberal Arts Education concentration provides students with several courses required when transferring to baccalaureate programs in education at other UH campuses, as well as any other baccalaureate program in which a Liberal Arts AA qualifies.

Program Admission Requirements

Kaua‘i Community College has an open door policy so that once students are admitted to the College they can designate themselves as Liberal Arts students and be in the program.

Graduation Requirements

To meet graduation requirements, all programs require a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses applicable toward the degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in Standard American English, and interpret, and/or express themselves in, some other form of communication at a basic level, whether from knowledge of second language or through artistic or symbolic expression.
  2. Make and express critical judgments about issues and ideas after accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing relevant information, using technology where appropriate; use creative and critical thinking skills to weigh the relative merits of opposing positions; and apply knowledge of formal systems of reasoning and logical fallacies in arriving at informed opinions.
  3. Apply quantitative methods appropriately; analyze real-life situations using numeric, graphical, and symbolic models, and verbally explain these models; and recognize the impact of mathematics on the sciences, society, and everyday life.
  4. Analyze the behavior of people from psychological, sociological, philosophical, and anthropological perspectives, and knowledgeably consider the social, political, and economic implications of human interactions in order to make informed personal and social choices.
  5. Support opinions and make decisions based upon a scientific understanding of the physical and natural world, and appropriately apply the scientific method to test ideas, measure and evaluate results, develop models, solve problems, and generate new ideas.
  6. Demonstrate a sympathetic awareness of the values and beliefs of their own and other cultures; explain the historical dimensions of contemporary affairs and issues; analyze the interactive roles that social, religious, artistic, political, economic, scientific, and technological forces play in society; and engage responsibly in their roles as citizens with issues affecting themselves, their families, their communities, and the world.
  7. Demonstrate an aesthetic appreciation of creative and original expression and, making use of natural gifts, acquired knowledge, and the intense discipline of art, engage in creative activities which enrich their quality of life.
  8. Make informed decisions based on an understanding of the qualities of a healthful lifestyle, explain the connection between a healthy body and a thoughtful mind, perform group activities cooperatively, and engage in healthful physical activity.

GUIDED PATHWAYS TO COMPLETION

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Liberal Arts Exploratory Major: Health in Arts Degree (AA), 60 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ENG 100 (3 credits)
  • HLTH 140 (Cognitive Health, CH) (3 credits)
  • PSY 100 (3 credits)
  • Diversification (DP): CHEM 151 or CHEM 161 (3 credits)
  • Diversification (DY): CHEM 151L or CHEM 161L (1 credits)
  • Foundations (FQ): MATH 103, MATH 115, MATH 140X, or MATH 241 (3-4 credits)

Note:

  1. ENG 100: This course fulfills the 3 credits required for the Foundations: Written Communication (FW) category.
  2. HLTH 140: This course fulfills the Health and Wellness: Cognitive Health (CH) or Physical Health (PH) graduation requirement.
  3. PSY 100: This course fulfills 3 of the 9 credits required for the Diversification: Social Sciences (DS) category.
Spring Semester 2 
  • MICR 130 General Microbiology (3 credits)
  • MICR 140L General Microbiology Lab (2 credits)
  • PHYL 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits)
  • PHYL 141L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1 credit)
  • Diversification (DH): Any DH course (3 credits)
  • Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): Any FGA, FGB, or FGC course (3 credits)

Note:

  1. PHYL 141: This course fulfills 3 of the 6 credits required for the Diversification: Biological Sciences (DB) category.
  2. PHYL 141L: This course fulfills 1 of the 3 credits required for the Diversification: Laboratory (science) (DY) category.
  3. Diversification: Humanities (DH): The DH course should also be designated as a Pacific Cultures (PC) course.
  4. Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): A total of 6 credits is required. Take 3 credits in Semesters 2 and 4. Two courses from different time periods are required.
Fall Semester 3 
  • PHYL 142 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 credits)
  • PHYL 142L - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (1 credit)
  • PSY 240 - Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
  • HLTH 155 or NURS 212 (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any 100-level or higher course (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication (OC): Any OC course (3 credits)3

Note:

  1. PHYL 142: This course fulfills the remaining 3 of the 6 credits required for the Diversification: Biological Sciences (DB) category.
  2. PHYL 142L: This course fulfills another 1 of the 3 credits required for the Diversification: Laboratory (science) (DY) category.
  3. PSY 240: This course fulfills another 3 of the 9 credits required for the Diversification: Social Sciences (DS) category.
Spring Semester 4
  • Diversification (DA): Any DA course (and Alternative Communication, AC) (1-3 credits)
  • Diversification (DL): Any DL course (and Writing Intensive, WI) (3 credits)
  • Diversification (DS): Any DS course (3 credits)
  • Electives (if required): Any 100-level or higher course (3 credits)
  • Foundations (FG): A total of 6 credits are required for this category (3 credits in semester 2 and 3 credits in semester 4). The two courses must be from different time periods (3 credits)

Note:

  1. Diversification: Arts (DA): At least one of the DA courses should also be designated as an Alternative Communication (AC) course.
  2. Diversification: Literatures (DL): The DL course should also be designated as a Writing Intensive (WI) course.
  3. Diversification: Social Sciences (DS): Except for PSY courses, any DS course may be chosen.
  4. Electives: To be taken in this semester only if needed.
  5. Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): A total of 6 credits is required. Take 3 credits in Semesters 2 and 4. Two courses from different time periods are required.

Total Credits 60 credits


Graduation Requirement

The following requirements must be satisfied within the 60-credit AA degree:

  • Alternative Communication (AC): Any AC course
  • Graduation Requirement: Health and Wellness (Cognitive Health, CH, or Physical Health, PH): Two credits of any CH or PH course (2 credits)
  • Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures (PC): At least one PC course
  • Writing Intensive (WI): At least 1 WI course

 

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